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Campaign Promises I doubt if I can fulfil all my promises – Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo admitted that his campaign promises are ambitious hence his doubt.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted that he may not be able to fulfil all the campaign promises he made ahead of the 2016 election.

President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 2017 Blomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit in Accra on Monday, November 13, 2017.

He admitted that his campaign promises for the mining sector especially are ambitious hence his doubt.

“We also need important, large-scale industrial growth poles. We have identified three areas of activity. One, the exploitation of our bauxite resources. We have considerable bauxite resources in the Western Region of our country, in Awaso, in the Brong and Ashanti Regions, and, happily, also from where I come from in Kyebi… so you can understand the pressure on me to do something about these resources, and also do so in terms of looking at the entire value chain of establishing a refinery, establishing a smelter to aid in the transformation into aluminium.

“They say aluminium is the metal of the future. We have a lot of the raw material here, and we are determined to now exploit it in a comprehensive manner. The same with our iron ore and steel deposits. We have considerable iron ore deposits in Ghana, in Ghana, in the Western and Northern Regions. That is also part of the focus. Then, of course, in so far as we have considerable gas resources in our country, we also want to bring it into play for a petrochemical industry.

“So it is an ambitious programme. I am not sure in four years I will be able to do it all. But I am going to give it a big shot, and see what can be done,”

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He outlined some of his promises on the campaign trail. These include Free SHS programme, One District, One Factory, One Village, One Dam, Office of the Special Prosecutor among others.

According to President Akufo-Addo Ghana needs such policies to ensure there is a positive change in the lives of citizens.

However, he fears that the four-year term of his government may not see all his promises fulfilled.

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He was quick to add that his government was working tirelessly to build a robust economy by creating jobs through the agriculture sector under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme among others.

Already, his government has started fulfilling some of the promises they made on the campaign trail.

The NPP government has rolled out the Free Senior High School programme, the digital property address system, restoration of the nurse's allowance, the paperless system at the ports, the One District, One Factory policy and the E-registration at the Registrar General’s department.

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